Art Guild holds annual dinner
The Golden Art Guild and Gallery is having its annual fundraising event, presenting a special exhibit, a preview reception, a dinner, and an oral and silent auction.
The Golden Art Guild is a non-profit organization with no paid staff and depends on sales, fundraising events, and artist members and volunteers to continue operations.
Special exhibits in the past have been, Salvador Dali, Red Skeleton, Australian Native Art, Japanese Kimonos, and last year’s African Tribal Art. This year the special exhibit will be mosaic art in which artists from the Northwest were invited to exhibit their work. The range of art includes from classical mosaic, stained glass, and wildest found-object whimsy .
The reception and silent auction is Aug. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The reception will include art work from members and donations from the community.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, will be the dinner, starting at 4:30 p.m. with a happy hour in the Gallery. Guests will be able to review the silent auction before dinner. Dinner will be held in the Senior Center dining room, next door to the Gallery, at 5:30 p.m. The selection for dinner will include grilled chicken, or beef, with various side dishes. Wine sommelier Leroy Schoot will have a selection of wines and beer at happy hour and at dinner. Dinner is $18 per person purchased before Aug. 4, and for an extra dollar a ticket for a glass of wine is included. Tickets at the door are $20 dollars each.
Toms Royal, a noted mosaic artist living in the area, will be the main speaker; he will be presenting a slide show. The oral auction after dinner will feature Goldendale Mayor Clint Baze, who is also a professional auctioneer.
Annette Ruckert of the Guild says, “We depend on this event to be successful, to be able to exist. That’s how crucial it is. So we are offering a really great opportunity and a fun social opportunity, fun shopping opportunity, educational opportunity with our lectures there, and at the same time we absolutely depend on the support from the community to make this happen. And we are really looking for community members to make our organization larger.”